Ira R. Foster papers

Ira R. Foster papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Foster, Ira R., (Ira Roe), 1811-1885
Title: Ira R. Foster papers
Dates: 1844-1873
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1642 to MS 1646 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence of Ira R. Foster from 1844-1873. Correspondence deals with his duties as Quartermaster-General of Georgia during the Civil War, the Georgia lumber industry (Terrell County, Ga.) and personal and family matters. Correspondents include C.R. Armstrong, Joseph E. Bram, Howell Cobb, D.H. Mason, William H. Stiles, and The Southerner and Commercial Advertisers.
Coll. Number: ms1644

Biographical/Historical Note

Ira R. Foster (1811-1885), Civil War Quartermaster General of Georgia, lawyer, and saw mill owner, born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina and later lived in Terrell County, Georgia. Foster held the rank of Lt. Colonel when he served as Quartermaster General of Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Armstrong, C. R.
Bram, Joseph E.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Supplies and stores
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Quartermaster-General's Office.
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Mason, D. H.
Military administration--Confederate States of America.
Stiles, William H., (William Henry), 1809-1865
Terrell County (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira R. Foster papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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